August 24th, 2006

Neko (lofulah)

Hah. And _now_ I get lonely.

I don't like being lonely. It's not that uncomfortable ache for people, just an itch to be in a group, doing things.

I blame it on not enough to do. Oh, lonely fellow geeks on campus, where art thou?

Hmmm, maybe it's time to get back to coding. Or sketching. I copied around 20 rough sketches of anime girls done by our J-net president, as we wanted to make eye-catching advertisements. And the idea was that people would have to sign up for our mailing list before we'd give them a sketch. Unfortunately, not that many people took sketches in the end - I don't think they noticed them or something. Pity~

I can copy - that's not too bad. I still can't get the proportions right though... Just need more practice now... But I have the potential to draw! Or at least sketch.

Probably coding though. :: sighs::

Back to the lonely-ness though. As noted in xxxHolic (an anime series, not porn or hentai, but a rather interesting CLAMP series), words are noted to have effects on how things really are. The example given, was a girl who was consistently clumsy and a social failure, in the shadow of her twin sister. But it was revealed that it was because she always said or admitted that she was clumsy and a social failure, and others also said so, thus causing her to really be who she was. And it's true, I believe*. Words do have an effect on things and people. But... it doesn't _always_ work. Saying, "I didn't fail the exam" has never seemed to work for me. And going in unprepared, while believing that I am prepared, never has worked. However, I wonder if I've accidentally "bound" myself as a bad test taker. Or an unlucky one. And also, things like.. I'm socially incapable of becoming friends with lots of different people. And that I'm lonely. If I change that . . . . . . .

(*Plus, it fits perfectly with the So You Want To Be A Wizard system of magic / rules of the world which I... live by, more or less; words are important, even the slightest mistake in communicating what you mean, could change things completely. Therefore, lies are things you don't say, as... in the case of wizardry/magic, words will change physical things and what is/what are/what shall be.)
Neko (lofulah)

[PSA] Apple iBook/PowerBook Battery Recall

Details: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06245.html

12-inch iBook G4
Model: A1061
Serial Numbers:
ZZ338 through ZZ427
3K429 through 3K611
6C510 through 6C626

12-inch PowerBook G4
Model: A1079
Serial Numbers:
ZZ411 through ZZ427
3K428 through 3K611

15-inch PowerBook G4
Models: A1078 and A1148
Serial Numbers:
3K425 through 3K601
6N530 through 6N551
6N601

(Note: Yes, you can remove the battery while the computer is still running, so long as it's plugged into the outlet. It will not die on you. (yay, go Apple!))

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Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed. (Ok, disappointed isn't the best word here, but.. yeah.) I was hoping my model was one of the ones affected. I could use a new battery - the battery lasts about... 2 hours now, on normal usage. I can extend that to 3 by dimming the screen and killing non-essentials, but... yeah. Granted, I don't have more than 3 hours of class per day, usually, but....

Coconut Battery Reports:
Current Battery Capacity: 3114 mAh (70%)
Original Battery Capacity: 4400 mAh
190 Battery Loadcycles, mac age of 16 months.

[edit] Ok, I lied, estimated remaining time is 2:51+ on full charge, with screen dimmed to 70%
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